Every week, the blog introduces you to a technical term from the American Meteorology Society’s “Glossary of Meteorology”. Welcome to #WxGeekSpeak!
The blog explained earlier why you never want to leave a living creature inside your unattended car. Jeff breaks down the difference between shortwave and longwave radiation & how it relates to your vehicle in the video above.
In meteorology, a term used loosely to distinguish radiation in the visible and near-visible portions of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 0.4–4.0 μm in wavelength), usually of solar origin, from that at longer wavelengths (longwave radiation), usually of terrestrial origin.
In meteorology, a term used loosely to distinguish radiation at wavelengths longer than about 4 μm, usually of terrestrial origin, from those at shorter wavelengths (shortwave radiation), usually of solar origin.